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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis
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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis

(Linnaeus, 1761) 374 / 52.012

Morley's Final Catalogue: Breeds in the bark of felled oak-stools, emerging the second year. Rarely seen, but doubtless commoner than thought.

Recent Suffolk status: Fairly widespread in the county and one of the more regularly recorded clearwing species. Occasionally noted around Oak stumps.
More records in recent years with the use of pheromones.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying in from late spring throughout the summer.

Identification: Black body with yellow bands and yellow legs are distinctive.

Habitats: Scrub, woodlands, gardens.

Recorded in 28 (48%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1909.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2023126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
12/08/2023126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
29/07/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
11/07/2023226TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
09/07/2023126TL75 - Wickhambrook
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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